KENNETT SQUARE - 2 : USA - PA

*Location:

   Chimes Tower
   Longwood Gardens
   U.S. Highway 1 at Penn. Route 52
     (or 1001 Longwood Road)
   Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 39.86995, W 75.67746
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*Carillonist:

   (guests)

*Contact:

   Longwood Gardens   (S)
   Attn: Emily Moody
   *parcel:
     1001 Longwood Road
     Kennett Square, PA  19348
   *postal:
     PO Box 501
     Kennett Square, PA  19348-0501
   T: (610)388-1000
   E: EMoody@longwoodgardens.org

*Schedule:

   No regular playing;
   all concerts are special events.
   Silent until Spring 2017 during major
   renovation of Main Fountain Garden
   nearby.

*Remarks:

   Dedicated Memorial Day, 2001; bass B
   key and pedal are present and sprung.
   The bell replaced in 2004 (F, 70 lbs)
   is on display in Peirce-Dupont house.
   Practice keyboard, in another building,
   can be used to record for the
   automatic system.
   The tower name is derived from its
   original contents: a 25-note Deagan
   tubular chime (from 1930 to 1956).

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 62 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     A#C 63/    A#C 27
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is an identical practice console
   1 bells were recast or replaced in 2004
     by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 2001, the complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by Eijsbouts   
       (61 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E62   
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 13 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   17 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  19 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  85%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2009
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

On the Longwood Gardens Website, there is a long page with the history of the organ and the carillon.

Photo of the base of the bell tower

Where the initial phase this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American concert class carillons by year of completion.

Other concert carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in PA.

Index to all tower bell instruments in PA.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2011/11/25
*Photos:

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